What seem to be the different teachings within the readings from the Qur’an? What stands out to you as unique about the love poems to God written by
Rumi? Next, consider any preconceived ideas you may have held about Islam (from media, politicians, pop culture, social constructs, etc.). Do the primary
readings from the Qur’an or Rumi support or challenge any preconceived assumptions or the popular image of Islam in the West? Why or why not?
Note: the primary sources are the excerpt and the course textbook. Please attach all required citations and page numbers!